Lahore—Speaker National Assembly Sardar Ayyaz Sadiq Thursday hinted at new legislation to help protect special persons saying that they are an assets of the country and all segments of society are duty bound to act for them.
He was speaking at the 12th annual mela of Lahore Businessmen Association for Rehabilitation of Disabled (LABARD) here at Ghulam Gilani Park (Race Course Park). LABARD President & Member National Assembly Pervez Malik, LCCI Vice President Nasir Saeed, Chinese Consul General Yu Boren, US Consul General in Lahore Zachary Harkenrider, Provincial Minister for Special Education Asif Saeed Manais, LABARD Senior Vice President Mian Nusrat-ud-Din, Secretary General Saeed Khan, Secretary Information Ahmer Malik, Naghmana Javed, Governing Body Members, renowned actor Rashid Mahmood, high government officials and people from different walks of life were present on the occasion to share bliss with the special kids.
The LCCI President Sheikh Muhammad Arshad and Senior Vice President Almas Hyder through a special message lauded efforts of the LABARD for rehabilitation of disabled and pledged to play their due role for this noble cause.
Over 5000 special children Friday took part in 12th LABARD Mela where the people belonging to all walks of life including trade, industry, politics and academia expressed solidarity with the physically challenged children. The Lahore Businessmen Association for the Rehabilitation of Disabled (LABARD) has been arranging the Meal for Special Children for the last many years with an objective to encourage the disabled persons so that they could be able to play their role as an active member of the society.
Speaker National Assembly Sardar Ayyaz Sadiq said that the government will consider new legislation for the physically challenged people and would allocate maximum resources to facilitate them. He said that LABARD and the Lahore Chamber of Commerce & Industry deserve appreciation as because of their joint efforts, LABARD has become national identity at global level.